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The Buckingham School

Key Stage 5 Results Day - Thursday 13 August 2020

This has been a strange year for our Year 13 students but they have persevered and can today be rightly proud of their academic achievements. It was a delight to celebrate their results with them in person, albeit in a socially distanced way. 

As a non-selective school in a heavily selective area, we prepare students for the full range of outcomes. We are delighted that students achieved a grade C or above in over 70% of all entries at A Level, and 40% scored a B or above. Our year on year improvement at A Level continues!

Particular congratulations go to:

  • James Gill who received a D*D*D in his Sport BTEC Diploma as well as a qualification in Sports Leadership.
  • Kirsty Raffell who received a D* in Law, an A in Psychology and a C in History.
  • Abi Fitton who received a D* in Sports BTEC Extended Certificate, A Pass in Sports Leaders, a B in Psychology and a C in History.
  • Louis Sutherland who received an A in Psychology, a B in History, a B in Extended Project and a C in English Literature.
  • Beth Sherringham for achieving an A* in Extended Project, as well as an A in Psychology and a B in English Literature. 

Headteacher, Andy McGinnes, said: “These results are excellent, representing the school’s continued improvements at Level 3, especially A Level.  We put a great deal of effort into providing accurate, realistic grades for our students and I thank my team for their success in the process running so professionally. We have worked so hard as a school throughout the recent months, and have had our provision throughout lockdown commended widely. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing staff yet again, and to commend the students on the resilience that they have shown in recent months. We are proud of our school and proud of our community.”

Director of Sixth Form, Mrs Pykett, commented: “I am really proud to have worked with such a great Sixth Form cohort. Not only have students achieved well in results this summer but have also contributed a great deal to the school and wider community. Many students have acted as positive role models to the younger year groups and been involved in leading many of the school initiatives and activities. As well as thanking students for their contribution to school life, I would like to wish all Sixth Form students leaving us my very best wishes for the future. Even in these uncertain times, we are delighted to see all our students can now progress on to the next steps of their chosen career pathways.

We believe our Sixth Form provides a wonderful opportunity for students to truly fulfil their potential in a caring and vibrant community. Our curriculum is wide, with a variety of traditional academic A Levels and vocational BTEC qualifications, as well as a breadth of enrichment opportunities beyond the classroom, and we look forward to welcoming a new cohort of students joining us in September 2020.”